It's only a few days before Thanksgiving, and I feel like I'm already running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I feel scatter-brained, to say the least, even though I've got lists coming out my ears. Lists of cleaning to do before our guests arrive on Thursday, lists of Christmas presents that I've bought and where I've hidden them (as I'm known to completely lose gifts altogether once they're hidden), a list of last minute grocery items I know I will need to pick up tomorrow to ensure freshness, a list of my sewing projects so that when I have a moment or two of free time I can at least think about sewing), and so forth.
My class on free motion quilting last week at Inspire
went really, really well. I had a lot of fun with it, and I think my students did too! We talked about four different beginning styles of FMQ and did a lot of practicing. It felt really great to get to meet other quilters and to share my knowledge. I'm definitely looking forward to teaching again soon at Inspire
When I got home from class, I got right to work on my last bee block of the year for Lee
, with filled with scrumptious solids. Her quilt is going to be so gorgeous once she gets all of our blocks together, I can't wait to see it put together!
It's been a long couple of days in my neck of the woods. If you don't follow on me Instagram
, you probably don't know that last Thursday, I had to cart my family to the ER, as my husband was convinced he had appendicitis. He was in horrible pain, to the point where he could barely move. It was scary, but I tried to put on my game face, so my four-and-a-half year old wouldn't feel as scared as I did inside. Once he got to a room in the ER and the nurses and doctor started taking a look at him, it was evident that they thought he had a kidney stone. After some tests, the diagnosis was confirmed, and he was sent home with some prescriptions to make him more comfortable while he waited at home for the stone to pass. Five days later, still no progress. He's still in pain off and on, but I'm crossing my fingers that before Thursday morning he'll have that moment and feel much better.
Over the weekend, we went to our last soccer game of the season for the kiddo. They won their game and had a great time, and even got trophies afterward. He really enjoyed his first season of soccer, and I loved cheering him on. I have a feeling we'll be doing more soccer next year. He's home from school all week for Thanksgiving break, and so far, I've managed to not break my neck while navigating the living room floor, constantly covered in Legos. Knock on wood!
I volunteered to make something for the upcoming holiday silent auction at the kiddo's school - just some simple zipper pouches. I think I'm aiming to make a set of three, in varying sizes. I've pulled some fabrics that I think might be fun to use together and that would be appealing to the families at school. Next, I need to find some fabrics to use for the linings.
And that's what's going on in my neck of the woods. How are you doing? Ready for Thanksgiving? Have a great day, and happy sewing :)